Having fully or partly automated reporting for six Total Joint Commission measure sets via its electronic health records system, Kaiser Permanente is explaining the time efficiencies it has realized so far.

Among the six measures, Kaiser has been able to extract 43 percent to 100 percent of data elements needed for the measures, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. For instance, reporting of the surgical care improvement measure has been cut by 50 percent.

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